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Routes in The Hobel Wall

Gray Corner T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Ratrastard T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Paul Rauss
Page Views: 676 total, 9/month
Shared By: Jed G on Feb 7, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Super Clean line, definitely climbed long ago. Rappel down to the obvious ledge about 40feet off the ground. Same start for Gray Corner

Location

Western end of North side

Protection

#1 camalots and normal rack

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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
Hi Paul thanks for the info. I know some of us would love to see what you have done out there... Maybe you could post the more solid classics you discovered? May 19, 2013
I put this route up in the late 90s along with about forty other climbs. The route name is Ratrastard and I agree with the 10 a/b rating. The wall was dedicated to Mike Hobel. Mike fell to his death off the south side wall during a 4:20 campout. His family placed a plaque on the boulder near the two big pine trees where he fell. I created a guide book for Volunteer but never published it. If anyone wants more route info feel free to contact me. prauss@npgcable.com Apr 26, 2013
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
I believe Hobel (sp?) spent time cleaning routes on this wall. I even found a little sandstone plaque on top calling it the Hobel Wall. This was the young guy who died out here in the nineties. Apr 3, 2012